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For my Honors Alternative to Thesis Project, I proposed to create a solo exhibition of my artwork and research the inspiration behind my paintings. I found that my influences range from the artists of the Dutch Baroque Period to the American Realist artists such as Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, and Edward Hopper. I explore these ideas because I am fascinated with the mysteries of the natural world. My paintings are contemplations on personal ephemeral moments I experience. My exhibition, paper, and talk highlight the parts of my background that have influenced my artwork, my artist statement, the research I have done on my historical inspirations, discussion of contemporary artists, and descriptions of the influences and progression behind select work in my portfolio. In this project, I analyzed how my artwork has evolved over the past few years, and I learned the direction my work is taking both conceptually and formally.
Wells, Julianna M., "Patterns of Existence: An Analysis of the Personal Inspirations, Historical Influences, and Motivations" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 304.